Neem oil is an essential oil derived from neem trees. Although the oil has been around for centuries, we are seeing it become more popular as people embrace natural skincare treatments more and more. Its primary use is for treating acne, but it can also be used for skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Benefits of neem oil for redheads:
Neem oil is helpful for a number of things including:
- Killing bacteria and fungus
- Reducing inflammation
- Treating dry skin
- Stimulating collagen production
- Reducing the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation
There is controversy around neem oil
Neem oil is not quite as popular as some other naturally derived oils and is actually banned in some countries. This is because neem oil is technically considered a pesticide. Now, before you nix it completely, it’s not quite what you think. Neem oil is naturally occurring, not processed and is considered a “botanical pesticide”.
Is it safe for redheads*?
Because neem oil is so potent, it’s important to use caution when incorporating it into your skincare routine. Redheads tend to have more sensitive skin than those of other hair colors, so you will want to use 100% pure neem oil, or a skincare product that has the correct amount of neem oil in it.
Always dilute pure neem oil with another carrier oil. You should also do a patch test before applying to make sure there is no reaction to the skin.
*Always consult with your doctor before incorporating neem oil into your routine.
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